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Monday, February 6, 2017

The Background Behind "Why the Word 'Kintsukuroi' Means So Much To You"

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NOTE: As I mentioned in a previous post, I've been wanting to publish podcasts of some of the more significant posts done here on LDS Perfect Day. Through the generous, volunteering spirit and talents of a friend, here's the first one. I'll continue to podcast new posts; she'll be voicing the podcasts of past posts.


When I published "Why the Word 'Kintsukuroi' Means So Much To You" on December 28, 2013, I had no idea it would become one of the most popular posts of this blog.

All of us are broken vessels before God. Yet when you invite Christ into your life, He replaces your brokenness with a sense of beauty, honor and self-worth you'd never be able to obtain for yourself.

One of the things that motivated me to publish "Kintsukuroi" was a dream I had many years ago. In it, I witnessed what I believe was the woman caught in adultery, as narrated in the New Testament. She was ashamed, sad, and scared at the circumstances she found herself in. Yet when Christ entered the scene, His presence was such a stark contrast with those of others, who were primed and ready to stone her to death. His love overruled their judgmentalism. His peace superseded their violent dispositions. His gentleness, his profound compassion, made idiots of the dudes holding rocks.

It's my prayer that all of us can better recognize the rocks in our hands. If your "inside information" about another is disparaging in any way, shape or form, then highly consider just dropping your rock...right where you stand. Drop it. Instead, do as the Savior did...with gentleness, meekness, love unfeigned and kindness (see D&C 121:41-42).

I testify that this is the Jesus Christ I know. Not "I believe"....not "hope for"...but know.

He is not only a real being, but also the Prince of Peace, the God of Love...and the Savior of Broken Things, who is -- if anything -- overly anxious to turn the brokenness of your life into living kintsukuroi.